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Tuesday, 13 Tammuz, 5779
  |  July 16, 2019

    What I Do When I Pray

    A new "Spoken word" performance by Meir Kalmanson explores the thoughts while standing in front of the shtender in shul. Video

    Audio: Rebbe Speaks in Russian

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    Henya Laine
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    Henya Laine

    Way to go Mair. We love you.

    whooooaaa
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    whooooaaa

    Deep stuff. Had to watch 3 times. Good stuff!! #Rockstarmentality

    Meir!
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    Meir!

    A TRUE INSPIRATION!

    Chai Lifleline/Camp Simcha
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    Chai Lifleline/Camp Simcha

    Meir, you are the best!

    Nice. Very nice.
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    Nice. Very nice.

    That walkaway at the end was a tad abrupt, but awesome vid, great message and well delivered.
    Kol hakavod Meir!

    Too deep for me.
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    Too deep for me.

    I’ve never heard that the shtender can teach and uplift. Is that the message here?

    Can someone smart please explain
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    Can someone smart please explain

    The punch line of the story of the alter rebbe mentioned here

    Hope this helps
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    Hope this helps

    Once, at one of the holiday meals of Sukkos, the Alter Rebbe asked his son the Mitteler Rebbe “With what did you daven last Rosh Hashana?” The Mitteler Rebbe responded “With the idea of “Vechol Komah lefonecho tishtachave” the self-nullification of the partzuf of Adam Kadmon (that is, the upright posture of Adam Kadmon) .” The Mitteler Rebbe then asked the Alter Rebbe: “And with what did you daven?” To which the Alter Rebbe responded “With the shtender!”, meaning that he davened by contemplating on the fact that the coming into being of the physical is from Divine essence.” (Igrot… Read more »

    The books support the shtender
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    The books support the shtender

    Through using the books of chasidus you can understand the wonder of some thing emanating from absolute nothingness

    Then you don’t need to contemplate on any lofty spiritual concept or even any sophisticated physical thing

    Regarding hashems power to create out of nothing the shtender is just as amazing

    So the meaning of this is...
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    So the meaning of this is...

    Is the meaning of this presentation:
    The Shtender represents all physical creations, which seem void of spirituality, which are created by Hashem, and are naught with Hashem, and with Chassidus can serve to remind us of Hashem’s Existence and Power, and His constant attention to this world.

    Beautiful?
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    Beautiful?

    Such wonderful words from such a inspiring source

    More inspiration from the wonderful R’ Kalmanson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn6s_LMkJ70

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